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Download from this page : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/10204-winx64-vista-win2k8-082253.html
Install and ignore the prerequisite errors about the OS (check MOS note 1173433.1 for details)
Download/install the adequate 10.2.0.5 patchset
Pl identify which version of Windows 7 - only Professional and higher versions are supported. The only 10g software supported on Win 7 is 10.2.0.5 - to download this you will need access to My Oracle Support using a valid Customer Support Identifier (CSI).
MOS Doc 1173433.1 - How to Install Oracle 10.2.0.5 on MS Windows 7 / Windows 2008R2
If you do not have access to MOS, then you are limited to installing 11gR2, which can be downloaded from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html
The Install Guide is here http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E11882_01/install.112/e10843/toc.htm
checking operating system version: must be 5.1 or 5.2. Actual 6.1 Failed <<<<5.1, 5.2, 6.1 is the windows kernel version build
the 5.1 is for windows xp 5.2 windows 2003 and 6.1 for windows
you can try this to run it in the appropriat mode:
Right click on the program's shortcut, .exe file, or installation program.
2. Click on Properties.
3. Click on the Compatibility tab.
NOTE: If the Compatiblity options are grayed out, then it is a 64 bit program and cannot be changed.
4.To Run a Program in Compatibility Mode -
A) Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box.
B) Click on the drop down menu arrow and select version of Windows xp or windows 2003
Make Changes in following three files:
1. C:\dumps\Oracle 10.2.0.4\database\install\oraparam.ini : Change entry Windows=5.0,5.1,5.2,6.0 to Windows=5.0,5.1,5.2,6.0,6.1
2. C:\dumps\Oracle 10.2.0.4\database\stage\prereq\db\refhost.xml: Include a tag for 6.1 also. (Similar to 6.0)
3. C:\dumps\Oracle 10.2.0.4\database\stage\prereq\db_prereqs\db\refhost.xml: Include a tag for 6.1 also.(Similar to 6.0)
It won't let the warning raised and the installation will work fine.